As a child, each of you must have dreamt of what you would like to become when you grow up. As kids, your imagination have no boundaries, you always have lots of questions growing up on how things work. STEM initiative aims to promote children today to learn through real life experience, so they can answer questions that await them tomorrow.
STEM is acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in education. It is nothing new and has always been part of standard education curriculum. However, there is a growing need to integrate all these subjects so that students can better understand real-world application of these subjects. Learning through experience creates a lasting effect and produces better result.
STEM has always been important, however, it is brought to light by recent initiatives focusing on including them in education curriculum. The future depends on how kids learn and experience STEM. More and more jobs demands are in fields related to STEM. Millions of jobs in future will require some or other specialized STEM skills.
Science is very much part of everyday life right from air you breath to the food you eat. Technology is part of our life now more than ever before, our television, smart phones, tablets, computers; everything depends on advancing technology. Engineering and Math are behind the scenes in making everything else work. Engineering and Math defines how things comes together, it is behind how buildings and bridges are built to how space rockets don’t land on a wrong planet in millions of miles in journey between planets.
This is why we strongly believe that STEM introduction in school education alone won’t solve the problem. We believe that parents will play much larger role than schools and teachers in making the STEM initiative a real success. Teachers are being provided specialized training on how to incorporate STEM concepts in everyday learning; parents need to play their role too, but without any specialized training.
While parent’s role is important, it need not become rudimentary or boring. This is why learning STEM through fun becomes important.
STEM and other Educational toys does a great job of filling this void by providing parents a way to get involved and play their part. Now, your child’s next toy need not be a doll or an action figure (which by all means is important part of kid’s growing experience too), but it can be a toy where you as parent can get involved with your child, improve the bonding, all while driving the larger STEM Education goals and helping build your child’s future.
List of STEM programs at ED.gov – STEM Programs
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STEM is acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in education. There is a growing need to integrate all these subjects so that students can better understand real-world application of these subjects. Learning through experience creates a lasting effect and produces better result. STEM toys and activities encourages kids to develop STEM skills in fun and creative way. Today you have a lot more options to choose from than ever before. Our mission is to help you find the right resources for yours kids so that you can play the most important role in the foundation of STEM's future, that of a parent.